Donate now to support your one-stop classical music destination

Your contribution powers the wonder of classical music

Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro

Jake Shimabukuro in the PT studio Nate Ryan / APM
17min 18sec : Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro

Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro recently stopped by the Performance Today studio to play a few songs and chat with PT Senior Producer Suzanne Schaffer about his technique, what he is thankful for, and his inspiration for his newest album, Travels.

Jake was recently featured on another episode of PT along with the Hawaii Symphony Orchestra. Together they performed the world premiere of Byron Yasui's "Concerto for Ukulele and Orchestra."

Jake Shimabukuro in the PT studio

Jake Shimabukuro in the PT studio Nate Ryan / APM

Before you go...

For all we have to offer – the Piano Puzzler, Young Artists in Residence, and the weekly performances themselves – everyone at Performance Today is thankful that you join us each day for this comprehensive musical experience. As a public media program though, we can only do this with your support. Make a financial contribution today to continue to power this program.